Extra Curricular Activities and The Wider CommunityThere is a wealth of opportunities in the Sixth Form to enable girls to broaden their horizons. All students are actively encouraged to take part in the programme of extra curricular activities.
The UNESCO Group
Westfield has a thriving UNESCO Group who meet on a weekly basis to organise letter campaigns, assemblies and fund raising activities to support their work on Human Rights.
This is part of our 'Stretch and Challenge' programme offered at Sixth Form level. This qualification comprises three 'in depth' A Level subjects, 1 'breadth' AS level in Critical Thinking, an Extended Project and a variety of Enrichment Activities.
Chartered Institute of Marketing
The Introductory Certificate in Marketing course is being run as a pilot at Westfield for the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Westfield will become an accredited centre for the CIM and the girls will become student members. This is a wonderful opportunity for any students taking an Applied Business Studies course.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
This is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities, designed to support the personal and social development of young people aged 14 - 25, regardless of gender, background or ability. It offers an individual challenge and encourages young people to undertake exciting, constructive, challenging and enjoyable activities in their free time.
Westfield is involved in regular exchanges with other European, American, African and Australian schools, particularly those involved in Round Square. A level French students are offered the opportunity to do a week’s work experience in a business in France and to stay with a French family.
Music in the Sixth form
Members of the Sixth Form have the opportunity to participate in various activities within the Music Department including Choir, Orchestra, Wind Band, Ceilidh Band, String Orchestra as well as performing at a variety of musical events throughout the year. Instrumental lessons are available to all Sixth Form girls.
Physical Education plays an important part in school life. There is a wide choice of sports on offer at Westfield - Badminton, Squash, Aerobics, Kick Boxing, Running Club, Athletics, the annual Skiing trip as well as the various 'team' sports that are available to the Sixth Form.
Round Square and International Opportunities
Every year a number of Sixth Form students are selected to attend the Annual Round Square Conference which in recent years has been held in Canada, Scotland, Germany, Australia, India, Kenya and the USA. Girls are invited to apply for Round Square Projects at many locations around the world. Projects vary from building a library or school building, working in an orphanage, carrying out conservation projects to laying water pipes in remote villages in Thailand.
More opportunities for the Sixth Form
Weekly Life Drawing Class
The School Production and Drama Recitals
Sixth Form students have regular meetings with their Form Tutors to discuss work experience opportunities, future careers and their University Applications.
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Young Enterprise Success
09 June 2017
Our girls have swept the board at the presentation night at the Marriott Hotel, Gateshead.
Barbour Foundation Scholarship
08 June 2017
We are delighted to be able to offer a brand new scholarship for September 2017. Application deadline is Monday 19th June.